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13:00 - 13:45 GMT
Friday, 5 January 2024

Farm Deep Dive with Johnnie Balfour

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13:00 - 13:45 GMT
Friday, 5 January 2024

Farm Deep Dive with Johnnie Balfour

In this second lunchtime deep dive session, we will hear from Johnnie Balfour, Managing Partner at Balbirnie Home Farms in Fife. Johnnie and team farm 1,300ha of mixed cropping (on a seven year rotation) and grassland. The farm produces combinable crops as well as vegetables and meat from their herd of 200 suckler cows. The farm has been an AHDB Strategic Cereal Farm host for Scotland, which has allowed them to baseline a number of their activities on farm, from ecological function to finances. Johnnie will articulate the challenges and rewards of transitioning a big holding to agroecological practices.